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Wednesday, 12th August, 2020

Chiki Sarkar

Chiki Sarkar

Chiki Sarkar is co-founder and publisher at Juggernaut Books. Sarkar’s company is India’s first publisher to have its own app for the smartphone, which creates a new reading experience for users. Juggernaut’s authors include Twinkle Khanna, Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Dufflo, bestselling nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, Tony Joseph, JCB prizewinner Benyamin, William Dalrymple and Arundhati Roy. Sarkar was the publisher of Random House India and Penguin India before setting up on her own.

Sessions

On Susan Sontag:

Benjamin Moser in conversation with Chiki Sarkar

Susan Sontag was one of America’s great literary stars. Her brilliant mind, political activism and striking image made her an emblem of the seductions and the dangers of the 20th-century world. Her writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, Fascism and Freudianism, Communism and Americanism, reflected the conflicted meanings of a most conflicted word: modernity. Pulitzer Prize winner Benjamin Moser tells the Sontag story in conversation with Chiki Sarkar.

Headlines and Deadlines: Tina Brown’s Vanity Fair Diaries

Tina Brown in conversation with Chiki Sarkar

Tina Brown talks of celebrity, sexism, and power, as well as her own stellar work as a writer and journalist in conversation with Chiki Sarkar

The Boundary

Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Chiki Sarkar

Jhumpa Lahiri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and one of the Indian diaspora's very greatest living writers, talks polylingual fiction and literature in a time of pandemics in conversation with publisher Chiki Sarkar.